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Famous for its wide flowing rivers, picturesque moorland and heather covered valleys, Shropshire is a delightful slice of the English landscape. Located on the England / Wales border, Shropshire is arguably one of the most peaceful and rural counties in England, the perfect destination for those hoping to unwind and relax amidst gorgeous scenery and endless English heritage.

Shropshire has numerous charming and vibrant market towns to choose from, such as Ellesmere with its narrow medieval streets and well preserved Georgian buildings, or Market Drayton, (hometown of Clive of India) known for its 200 year old Wednesday market as well as its walking routes along the Shropshire Union Canal and its fantastic 40 step aqueduct.

Also worth visiting is Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town with its distinctive black and white buildings and windy cobbled streets along the banks of the River Severn (and famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin) and Stokesay Castle in Craven Arms, one of the best 13th Century fortified manor houses in Britain.

The landscape in the area surrounding Stokesay Castle is also a good starting point for some beautiful strolls through the idyllic Shropshire landscape.

A must-see historic site is Ironbridge, home to the original Iron Bridge and a World Heritage Site.

To really get to grips with Shropshire it is essential to get out in the countryside and the best place to start is the impressive and exhilarating Shropshire Way walking trail, (the old village of Whitchurch is a good place to start.)

In addition there are hundreds of miles of long distance trails all passing through sumptuous unspoiled countryside and past over 30 separate nature reserves and more than 32 castles.

Also worth a days walk is Offas Dyke, the UKs longest archaeological site, (built by King Offa in the 8th Century to keep out the Welsh Princes) and now central to the Offas Dyke Path.

Lastly, there is the lakeland of Meres and Mosses near to Ellesmere which is a haven for wildlife and offers both fishing or boating for even more Shropshire relaxation.

Whatever your reason for visiting Shropshire this year, you can be sure that this county has everything you need for a fun yet relaxing time.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Shropshire

Fun days out in Shropshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Shropshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Shropshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Shropshire.

Theme Parks in Shropshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Shropshire.

Museums in Shropshire


Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Shropshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.



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Updated: 18/02/2019 04:45:49